The New Anti-Money Laundering Law

First Perspectives on the 4th European Union Directive

  • Domenico Siclari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Domenico Siclari
    Pages 1-9
  3. Pierpaolo Fratangelo*
    Pages 11-24
  4. Roberto Formisani
    Pages 25-43
  5. Pierluigi Tonnara
    Pages 57-66
  6. Elena Giacone
    Pages 77-95
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 97-101

About this book


This book introduces and contextualizes the revised and strengthened legislation on the laundering of criminal funds mandated by the European Union on the 20th May 2015. The authors provide fresh and new insight into the EU’s fourth directive 2015/849, with a specific focus on topics such as: beneficial ownership and effective transparency, the risk-based approach, the issue of supervision of payment institutions that operate across borders by agents, the new method of risk assessment, tax crimes inclusion in “criminal activity” definition, and the effects of new rules on the gambling sector. The authors present the new laws in the context of their legal genealogy and demonstrate the benefits they bring in raising the standards for anti-money laundering regulation and counter-terrorism financing.

The book’s comprehensive exploration of this new legislation will appeal to policy-makers, students and academics hoping to understand the changes more clearly. 


European Parliament Terrorism Risk Assessment Tax Crimes Gambling Regulation Beneficial Ownership Network of Agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Domenico Siclari
    • 1
  1. 1.Sapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly

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